BEDFORD - Darlene S. Gingras, 62, of Bedford, died June 2, 2014, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston following a brief illness.She was born in Manchester, Feb. 19, 1952, the daughter of Alexander and Mabel (Nolet) Manoly. She was a graduate of Central High School and New Hampshire College.Darlene worked as a fashion buyer originally for Rooks Department Stores and later for Pariseau's. She retired as store manager at Lady Grace in Manchester where she worked for several years.She married her childhood sweetheart and together they traveled extensively. Darlene loved summers at Hampton Beach, winters at Clearwater Beach, and was always willing to make a detour to Foxwoods. She loved animals especially her cat, "Song." Her family was her most important priority. She was funny, mischievous, gentle, giving, kind and loving, and anyone who knew her could not help but love her.She leaves her husband of 39 years, Francis G. Gingras of Bedford; a brother, Donald Manoly and his wife, Elizabeth, of Trinity, Fla.; and her father and mother-in-law, Armand and Helene Gingras of Manchester.
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SERVICES: There are no calling hours.A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, June 9, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Church, 172 Belmont St., Manchester. Burial will be private.Memorial donations may be made to the Animal Rescue League of N.H., 545 Route 101, Bedford, 03110.Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., is in charge of arrangements.To send a message of condolence visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on June 5, 2014